Premium Fare Deals | 2020 edition

Old Jan 1, 20, 2:40 am
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Arrow Premium Fare Deals | 2020 edition

This thread is a continuation of the ever popular Premium Fare Deals | 2019 edition thread.

So, once again, please post here all those fares that earn Tier Points in the BAEC programme. Please try and limit side discussions to a minimum, as this thread seems to be a valuable resource for people looking for a good deal and we want to keep them easy to find. As this thread's purpose is to highlight current deals, please add (if known) valid travel dates, advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions, and any stopover restrictions (if applicable). Also, and importantly, please do not use this thread to post fare requests. We have a dedicated clinic thread you can use for requests.

Also a gentle reminder that there is a BA sales thread and a very, very good Tier Point Runs thread where you can discuss those specific topics. The Tier Points Runs thread includes a very helpful set of planning and booking tips you may use to find good fare deals.

There is also a WT/WTP deals thread around, if you find a great deal in that category.

Quick reminder of the ideas:
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  • If you add a fare, please also add a link to (or the name of) the site where you can book it to make it easier for others to book the fare. You can use Google flight search but it helps if you have checked the actual booking link.
  • Fares should not be part of a well published sale. For that use When is the next BA sale?
  • If a fare is a complex itinerary, optimising TPs and under GBP 2,50 per TP, please post it in the BA Tier Point Runs | 2019 master thread
  • Please focus on fares ex-UK or ex-EU
  • As this thread is meant for good deals that provide TPs on BAEC, please feel free to add exEU or exUK fares on BA, QR, IB, CX, AA or other OW partners to popular destinations.
  • Please post possible mistake fares and/or obscure routings in the MR forum under Premium Fare Deals and provide a link in a post in this thread.
  • If you found the fare elsewhere (on FT or a blog), please credit the original source in your post in the thread.
  • Thank you for your contribution(s) !
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Old Jan 7, 20, 7:03 am
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I mentioned it last year, and finally booked it for this year, there's a SOF-LHR-JFK-LAX-SFO and return AA fare in F for TATL and TCON for 2.7k (just above 2.5 /TP with the exchange rate). Both TATLs can be on BA with AA codeshares (I have 747s both ways).

Depending on the flights, bookwithmatrix actually works on aa.com (first time for me, but not with all combinations). The fare (INX9C8S4) has a 90-advance purchase and Saturday rule. It might be possible to tweak it a little more but I don't think so, I've tried adding a West Coast element or a HEL shuffle but to no avail. If I remember my previous post correctly, there was a slightly cheaper version from ARN or OSL.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 7:56 am
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SOF-DOH-SYD-WLG-SYD-DOH-SOF on QR/QR/QF/QF/QR/QR booking classes R/R/I/I/R/R, 2083 for 680TP, QR fare basis RJR2PCZE on ITA Matrix. It's a tad over 3/TP, in July. If you need to be in the far antipodes at that time, it's about the best deal I've found so far.

Edit: if only I could book it :-/ this maybe a ghost, sorry about that.

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Old Jan 8, 20, 2:07 am
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Some interesting fares on Finnair to Far East, as usual starting in ARN / OSL etc but can finish in LHR from 1,200.00 not as many TPs as QR but fairly decent timings

https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...0*2.GBP.120860
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Old Jan 8, 20, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Some interesting fares on Finnair to Far East, as usual starting in ARN / OSL etc but can finish in LHR from 1,200.00 not as many TPs as QR but fairly decent timings

https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...0*2.GBP.120860
Interesting fares ending at LHR.

I'm ready to pull the trigger on CPH-HKG with QR for 1250. Considered this AY fare for a minute as I don't have the extra connection back to LHR coming home, but CPH is much cheaper than ARN with BA on my dates so the QR fare still just edges it for me.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Interesting fares ending at LHR.

I'm ready to pull the trigger on CPH-HKG with QR for 1250. Considered this AY fare for a minute as I don't have the extra connection back to LHR coming home, but CPH is much cheaper than ARN with BA on my dates so the QR fare still just edges it for me.
Any discount codes working on QR right now ?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Any discount codes working on QR right now ?
Yep "24HOURS"
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Old Jan 8, 20, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Any discount codes working on QR right now ?
24HOURS was active yesterday - not sure if it's working today. MOBILE2020 is another one if you book on your phone.

However neither codes work for this HKG fare.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 3:34 am
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Ex-UK fares only I believe for those codes.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Some interesting fares on Finnair to Far East, as usual starting in ARN / OSL etc but can finish in LHR
Can start in LHR too, no need to locate to ARN/OSL at any point. c1400.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:14 am
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Wow don't even look at LHR starts !
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Old Jan 8, 20, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by kryten22uk View Post
Can start in LHR too, no need to locate to ARN/OSL at any point. c1400.
which destinations? Can see HKG at 1560 and SIN at 1700
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Old Jan 8, 20, 11:01 am
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which destinations? Can see HKG at 1560 and SIN at 1700
I got some MAN-HKG for around 1450. However, they required an overnight in HEL.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 11:28 am
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ARN-BKK about 1350-1400 too. Flights seem good times for same day connects there and back. LHR available for only slightly more after a quick glance - all the way through 2020
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Old Jan 8, 20, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by kryten22uk View Post
Can start in LHR too, no need to locate to ARN/OSL at any point. c1400.
Or start and end in ARN for 1049 return. A BA Sale CE return to ARN combined with that fare also saves over the UK price.
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